she in her favorite place. she turned sixteen yesterday. she, my only girl + baby for life. she is more friend than daughter as more years pass by. she leaves me notes and verses by my bedside table to encourage. she notices when I'm walking through hard and gently holds my hand or tucks herself into my side. she sucks at driving. like, real bad. but somehow we still laugh after almost dying on the regular. she is grace and patience when I have none. she is steady when I am wild. she is the best of both her grandmothers. she is her daddy's girl. she is best friends with her brother and loves fiercely. she is someone I will forever wonder at how I was so lucky to get to call mine. I love you, peanut-butter-bean-bug-chick. I'm so tremendously proud of the woman you are and are still chasing at becoming. happy sweet sixteen. ♡. #maddiejessie #driesbachadventures
too many #sundaythoughts on my kids friends + jrr tolkien + harry potter + satan, so I blogged if you're into reading more of my thoughts. ♡. I love these kids and the dozen or so more not in this picture. ♡. #happysunday
mine. ♡. #maddiejessie #theboywhobringsmejoy #driesbachadventures #nohoco
you know how sometimes you laugh like ⬆️⬆️⬆️ because you're so freaking happy it's the weekend!?!. and then sometimes other times you laugh because you took the past weekend off to try + be a normal person but then you spend the week playing catch-up with the eight-hundred-forty-six things you left on your to do list and you are now questioning your life decisions in taking that said weekend off and you're definitely laughing so you don't cry dwelling way too hard on work/life balance and thinking deep prophetic thoughts on what is the meaning of life anyways?!. yeah, I'm the first one, too.😘😂🤣 happy weekend, friends! ♡ 💄 by @thebeyoutyhouse 💇♀️ by @meg.leland
most of my best memories have happened outdoors. also, sometimes it's too hard to turn off my portrait photographer-ness... thank you random cute couple walking in front of #haystackrock. ♡.
busy will always be for us, I think. and we realized earlier this year that unless we start DOing, all we will have to show for this season is busy. I still am in disbelief that this weekend with my best friend even happened and was as incredible as it was. I love you, matt. TTA. P.S. 10/10 recommend hiking to #ramonafalls. pinterest + insta do it no justice...I never knew green existed in real life like this. 💚🌲💚
twenty years. this is from our honeymoon on st. croix twenty freaking years ago. that's crazy. and really cool. we're headed out to portland this weekend (my first time in the PNW!) and I'm so stoked to celebrate twenty years with him! I'm talking about three things I've learned these past twenty years of marriage plus, 5th grade, kissing + hickies (sorry mom) on my blog today. how's that for #fridayintroductions 😂😘❤?! TTA, @mattdriesbach. ♡.
slowly learning to hustle for joy. I'm learning to hustle/work hard not just for work/life but also for fun moments too...for vacation moments, for pee-your-pants laughing moments, for windows down music up moments, for running through alleys racing for dutch moments. yep, hustling for joy needs to be a thing.
can it just be fall already? I can kinda sorta imagine with those trees just beyond k+j, but c'mon fall...get to chilling things off already. 😘🍃🍂🍁
graduating college? what, like it's hard? my niece is forever a stud in my eyes. love you, jos and loved hanging with you last night. ♡.